For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest. Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods named J, K and L. […]
Donald Trump has called big-game trophy hunting a “horror show”, despite his own sons’ participation in elephant and leopard hunts, and in 2017 he formed an advisory board to steer US policy on the issue. But rather than conservation scientists and wildlife advocates, it is composed of advocates for the hunting of elephants, giraffes and […]
The world has a plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing—but so is public awareness and action. Each year, an estimated 8.16 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash piled up on every foot of coastline on the planet.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to crack down on non-dairy products that are marketed as milk. The agency will publish new guidance on what can be described as milk, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday. He told the audience at the Politico Pro Summit: “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess.”
Within the last few days, Goodall, 84, and Moss, 78, entered a lottery hoping to win a coveted hunting license in Wyoming allowing them to sport shoot a grizzly bear in the Yellowstone region. They have no aspirations to actually kill a bruin. Their maneuver is part of a mass act of civil disobedience to […]
After two raccoons killed the chickens Dewie Brewton’s agricultural science class had been raising at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the teacher trapped them in wire cages. Instead of releasing the creatures into the wild or even turning them over to animal control to be humanely euthanized, Brewton filled a trash can with water […]
It was nearly 100 degrees outside — but the dogs had no way to escape the sweltering heat. Out in a field with no shade coverage from trees, around 200 sled dogs stood pacing around in circles and barking endlessly. Chains around their necks only gave the dogs a few feet to pace before pulling […]
Damien Hirst is back. More than a decade after he last made headlines, the artist has a new exhibition at François Pinault’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana in Venice with a new body of work that delves into the imagined story of an ancient collector and the shipwreck that consigned his treasures to the bottom […]
The manatee was first spotted in the Keys about a year ago, tangled in fishing line, but before anyone could help him, he disappeared. This week, he reappeared, still wrapped in monofilament line. Around noon Friday, someone reported seeing him hanging around the boats at Gilbert’s Resort and Marina, and rescuers were called.
Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution. New York’s top cocktail bars are facing something of a crisis. A fashionable global protest movement has nightlife venues scrambling to replace their plastic straws with more sustainable alternatives, such as paper ones, on the theory that doing so will reduce plastic […]